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Welcome to my website. You can use this site to find out how to contact me, or to find about more about me and Bristol East. 

It also includes regular updates on issues and campaigns in which I am involved and, in the news section, what I have been doing in Bristol and in Westminster. You can also use this site to access my blog.

On the surgeries page there is some useful information on what to do if you need help with a particular problem, and on the local heroes page you can find out more about what individuals and community organisations are doing to make Bristol East a better place. 

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This week:
 
Parliament is currently in recess and Kerry is in Bristol. Today she will be holding a surgery at the Vassall Centrre and also doing a street surgery on the Oldbury Court estate. She will also be holding street surgeries in St George, Stockwood, Brislington and lower Eastville over the next week, and another regular surgery next Friday (29th), as well as visiting community groups and attending events in east Bristol. Parliament returns on 1st September for two weeks, before breaking again for the party conference season. There is likely to be a statement from the Foreign Secretary or the Prime Minister on events in Iraq and Gaza on the Monday, and there will be a debate on the Pup Aid campaign against puppy farms on the Thursday, with other business yet to be confirmed.

Your Opinion

Home Office figures released last month reveal that 470,000 people aged 16-59 used nitrous oxide in the past year, up 100,000 from 2013. The same study found that 7.6% of those aged 16-24 used nitrous oxide in the past year. What is your view on the growing recreational use of Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)?



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28 August 2014
Unfortunately our office lines are down at the moment. Hopefully this will be resolved swiftly, in the meantime you can email email me on kerry.mccarthy.mp@parliament.uk or write to me at 326a Church Road, St George, Bristol, BS5 8AJ
Bristol City Council has approved plans for external changes to a city centre office block paving the way for a large number of flat conversions next to The Fleece, the well-known Bristol music venue. I have been campaigning to stop this move, for fear that noise complaints from new residents could threaten the venue’s future.
Several constituents have written to me about Pup Aid, a charity which raises awareness of the horrific practice of puppy farming. Due to separation from their mothers at an early age and poor living conditions, puppies and kittens which have been farmed often end up with health problems or issues related to socialising. However, most people who buy these animals are entirely unaware of how they have been raised.
The Home Secretary has set up two inquiries into historic allegations of child abuse. One will look into how the Home Office, police and prosecutors handled information given to them about alleged child abuse, and another wider, independent inquiry will look into whether public bodies and institutions fulfilled their duty of care to protect children.
I know that passengers using the line between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington have been desperate to see efforts to tackle overcrowding, particularly at peak times. I regularly see Standard Class Passengers who have paid for a seat forced to stand or sit on the floor by the toilets, while first class carriages remain empty. This is quite wrong; people who pay for a seat – and the fares are not cheap! - should not be expected to stand.

Blog

A cross-party group of us has written to the Mayor, Metrobus, and the leader of South Gloucs council calling for a substantial rethink on the Metrobus project. Here it is. From Kerry McCarthy MP, Charlotte Leslie MP, and Councillors Daniella Radice, Lesley Alexander, Estella Tincknell, Gill Kirk, Claire Hiscott, Bill Payne, Wayne Harvey, Rob Telford, Tim […]
There have been some excellent speeches from some formidable Labour women in today’s debate on “Chaos and Waste at the Department for Work and Pensions” (that was our title, it’s now been changed to “The Performance of….” But here’s the queen of them all, Glenda Jackson, on top form.
Later today I will be in the Chamber for a debate called by Labour on “Performance of the Department for Work and Pensions”. Here is the text of our motion, which we will be voting on at 10pm. It’s worth noting that usually the Government would table its own amendment in response to an Opposition […]
Someone has sent me a transcript of this conversation with the Passport Office. Passport office: we can’t guarantee when your passport will be sent or when you will receive it ME: what can I do? Him: You can’t do anything, ME: Can’t I pay to upgrade, HIM: We can’t talk about that you have to […]
As I mentioned in my previous post, I have recently become a patron of the Music Venue Trust. They’ve emailed me today to say that they too have initiated a petition, this time directed at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, calling for a review of noise complaints legislation. As you will see […]
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